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1984

George Orwell

2001: A Space Odyssey

Arthur C. Clarke

A&P

John Updike

Absalom, Absalom!

William Faulkner

The Aeneid

Virgil

Agamemnon

Aeschylus

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho

Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque

All the King's Men

Robert Penn Warren

All the Pretty Horses

Cormac McCarthy

The American

Henry James

American Dream

Edward Albee

Angels in America

Tony Kushner

Animal Farm

George Orwell

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Antigone

Jean Anouilh

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare

Arcadia

Tom Stoppard

As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

The Awakening

Kate Chopin

The Bacchae

Euripides

Barn Burning

William Faulkner

Bartleby the Scrivener

Herman Melville

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Beowulf

Unknown

The Birthmark

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Bleak House

Charles Dickens

Bluebeard

Kurt Vonnegut

The Book Thief

Marcus Zusak

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Truman Capote

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

Brokeback Mountain

Annie Proulx

The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Call of the Wild

Jack London

Candide

Voltaire

The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer

Casino Royale

Ian Fleming

The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allan Poe

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams

Catch-22

Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

Cathedral

Raymond Carver

Ceremony

Leslie Marmon Silko

The Cherry Orchard

Anton Chekhov

The Chosen

Chaim Potok

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

Cloud 9

Caryl Churchill

The Clouds

Aristophanes

Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare

The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Crucible

Arthur Miller

Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand

The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown

Daisy Miller

Henry James

The Dark Tower Series

Stephen King

David Copperfield

Charles Dickens

Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller

Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe

A Doll's House

Henrik Ibsen

Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Dr. Zhivago

Boris Pasternak

Dracula

Bram Stoker

Dubliners

James Joyce

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

Einstein's Dreams

Alan Lightman

Electra

Sophocles

Emma

Jane Austen

Endgame

Samuel Beckett

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Sîn-lēqi-unninni

Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton

Eumenides

Aeschylus

Everyday Use

Alice Walker

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

The Feminine Mystique

Betty Friedan

Fences

August Wilson

Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk

Flowers for Algernon

Daniel Keyes

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen

Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams

Glengarry Glen Ross

David Mamet

The Godfather

Mario Puzo

The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy

The Gold Bug

Edgar Allan Poe

Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Grendel

John Gardner

Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Hamlet

William Shakespeare

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

Hard Times

Charles Dickens

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Carson McCullers

Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare

Henry V

William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 1

William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 2

William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 3

William Shakespeare

Henry VIII

William Shakespeare

Herland

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Hills Like White Elephants

Ernest Hemingway

The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton

The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Spirits

Isabel Allende

The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros

The Hunger Games Series

Suzanne Collins

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

The Iliad

Homer

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

Inferno

Dante Alighieri

Into Thin Air

Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

The Invisible Man

H.G. Wells

Ivanhoe

Sir Walter Scott

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë

Jazz

Toni Morrison

Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare

The Jungle

Upton Sinclair

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton

Kindred

Octavia Butler

King Lear

William Shakespeare

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

The Known World

Edward P. Jones

The Last of the Mohicans

James Fenimore Cooper

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving

Les Misérables

Victor Hugo

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

Lord of the Flies

William Golding

The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lottery

Shirley Jackson

Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez

Love's Labours Lost

William Shakespeare

The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

Lysistrata

Aristophanes

Macbeth

William Shakespeare

Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett

Mansfield Park

Jane Austen

The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury

Maus

Art Spiegelman

Medea

Euripides

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka

Middlemarch

George Eliot

Middlesex

Jeffrey Eugenides

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare

Moby-Dick

Herman Melville

The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins

A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway

Mrs. Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

My Cousin Rachel

Daphne du Maurier

Mythology

Edith Hamilton

Native Son

Richard Wright

The Natural

Bernard Malamud

The Necklace

Guy de Maupassant

Nervous Conditions

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Neuromancer

William Gibson

Night

Elie Wiesel

Nine Stories

J.D. Salinger

No Country for Old Men

Cormac McCarthy

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

The Odyssey

Homer

Oedipus Rex

Sophocles

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel García Márquez

Orlando

Virginia Woolf

Othello

William Shakespeare

Our Town

Thornton Wilder

Out of Africa

Isak Dinesen

Paradise Lost

John Milton

A Passage to India

E. M. Forster

Persuasion

Jane Austen

The Pickwick Papers

Charles Dickens

The Pit and the Pendulum

Edgar Allan Poe

The Plague

Albert Camus

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

The Prince

Niccolò Machiavelli

Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw

Ragtime

E. L. Doctorow

A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier

The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

The Red Tent

Anita Diamant

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Republic

Plato

Rhinoceros

Eugène Ionesco

Richard II

William Shakespeare

Richard III

William Shakespeare

Rip Van Winkle

Washington Irving

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

A Room with a View

E.M. Forster

A Rose for Emily

William Faulkner

Salome

Oscar Wilde

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Schindler's List

Thomas Keneally

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Silas Marner

George Eliot

Sister Carrie

Theodore Dreiser

Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut

Snow Falling on Cedars

David Guterson

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Ernest Hemingway

Song of Solomon

Toni Morrison

A Song of Ice and Fire

George R.R. Martin

The Sound and the Fury

William Faulkner

The Spanish Tragedy

Thomas Kyd

The Stranger

Albert Camus

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams

Sula

Toni Morrison

The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway

The Swimmer

John Cheever

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

The Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe

The Tempest

William Shakespeare

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston

Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Three Sisters

Anton Chekhov

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

The Tin Drum

Günther Grass

To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf

Tom Jones

Henry Fielding

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Trial

Franz Kafka

The Turn of the Screw

Henry James

Ulysses

James Joyce

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett

Walden

Henry David Thoreau

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

Watchmen

Alan Moore

White Fang

Jack London

White Noise

Don DeLillo

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

Wicked

Gregory Maguire

Wide Sargasso Sea

Jean Rhys

Winnie-the-Pooh

A.A. Milne

Wiseguy

Nicholas Pileggi

The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston

World War Z

Max Brooks

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Young Goodman Brown

Nathaniel Hawthorne

1984

George Orwell

2001: A Space Odyssey

Arthur C. Clarke

A&P

John Updike

Absalom, Absalom!

William Faulkner

The Aeneid

Virgil

Agamemnon

Aeschylus

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho

Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque

All the King's Men

Robert Penn Warren

All the Pretty Horses

Cormac McCarthy

The American

Henry James

American Dream

Edward Albee

Angels in America

Tony Kushner

Animal Farm

George Orwell

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Antigone

Jean Anouilh

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare

Arcadia

Tom Stoppard

As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

The Awakening

Kate Chopin

The Bacchae

Euripides

Barn Burning

William Faulkner

Bartleby the Scrivener

Herman Melville

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Beowulf

Unknown

The Birthmark

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Bleak House

Charles Dickens

Bluebeard

Kurt Vonnegut

The Book Thief

Marcus Zusak

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Truman Capote

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

Brokeback Mountain

Annie Proulx

The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Call of the Wild

Jack London

Candide

Voltaire

The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer

Casino Royale

Ian Fleming

The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allan Poe

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams

Catch-22

Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

Cathedral

Raymond Carver

Ceremony

Leslie Marmon Silko

The Cherry Orchard

Anton Chekhov

The Chosen

Chaim Potok

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

Cloud 9

Caryl Churchill

The Clouds

Aristophanes

Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare

The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Crucible

Arthur Miller

Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand

The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown

Daisy Miller

Henry James

The Dark Tower Series

Stephen King

David Copperfield

Charles Dickens

Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller

Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe

A Doll's House

Henrik Ibsen

Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Dr. Zhivago

Boris Pasternak

Dracula

Bram Stoker

Dubliners

James Joyce

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

Einstein's Dreams

Alan Lightman

Electra

Sophocles

Emma

Jane Austen

Endgame

Samuel Beckett

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Sîn-lēqi-unninni

Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton

Eumenides

Aeschylus

Everyday Use

Alice Walker

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

The Feminine Mystique

Betty Friedan

Fences

August Wilson

Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk

Flowers for Algernon

Daniel Keyes

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen

Girl, Interrupted

Susanna Kaysen

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams

Glengarry Glen Ross

David Mamet

The Godfather

Mario Puzo

The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy

The Gold Bug

Edgar Allan Poe

Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Flannery O'Connor

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Grendel

John Gardner

Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Hamlet

William Shakespeare

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

Hard Times

Charles Dickens

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Carson McCullers

Henry IV, Part 1

William Shakespeare

Henry V

William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 1

William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 2

William Shakespeare

Henry VI, Part 3

William Shakespeare

Henry VIII

William Shakespeare

Herland

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Hills Like White Elephants

Ernest Hemingway

The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton

The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Spirits

Isabel Allende

The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros

The Hunger Games Series

Suzanne Collins

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

The Iliad

Homer

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

Inferno

Dante Alighieri

Into Thin Air

Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

The Invisible Man

H.G. Wells

Ivanhoe

Sir Walter Scott

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë

Jazz

Toni Morrison

Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare

The Jungle

Upton Sinclair

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton

Kindred

Octavia Butler

King Lear

William Shakespeare

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

The Known World

Edward P. Jones

The Last of the Mohicans

James Fenimore Cooper

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving

Les Misérables

Victor Hugo

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

Lord of the Flies

William Golding

The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lottery

Shirley Jackson

Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez

Love's Labours Lost

William Shakespeare

The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

Lysistrata

Aristophanes

Macbeth

William Shakespeare

Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett

Mansfield Park

Jane Austen

The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury

Maus

Art Spiegelman

Medea

Euripides

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka

Middlemarch

George Eliot

Middlesex

Jeffrey Eugenides

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare

Moby-Dick

Herman Melville

The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins

A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway

Mrs. Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

My Cousin Rachel

Daphne du Maurier

Mythology

Edith Hamilton

Native Son

Richard Wright

The Natural

Bernard Malamud

The Necklace

Guy de Maupassant

Nervous Conditions

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Neuromancer

William Gibson

Night

Elie Wiesel

Nine Stories

J.D. Salinger

No Country for Old Men

Cormac McCarthy

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

The Odyssey

Homer

Oedipus Rex

Sophocles

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel García Márquez

Orlando

Virginia Woolf

Othello

William Shakespeare

Our Town

Thornton Wilder

Out of Africa

Isak Dinesen

Paradise Lost

John Milton

A Passage to India

E. M. Forster

Persuasion

Jane Austen

The Pickwick Papers

Charles Dickens

The Pit and the Pendulum

Edgar Allan Poe

The Plague

Albert Camus

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

The Prince

Niccolò Machiavelli

Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw

Ragtime

E. L. Doctorow

A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier

The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

The Red Tent

Anita Diamant

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Republic

Plato

Rhinoceros

Eugène Ionesco

Richard II

William Shakespeare

Richard III

William Shakespeare

Rip Van Winkle

Washington Irving

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

A Room with a View

E.M. Forster

A Rose for Emily

William Faulkner

Salome

Oscar Wilde

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Schindler's List

Thomas Keneally

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Silas Marner

George Eliot

Sister Carrie

Theodore Dreiser

Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut

Snow Falling on Cedars

David Guterson

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Ernest Hemingway

Song of Solomon

Toni Morrison

A Song of Ice and Fire

George R.R. Martin

The Sound and the Fury

William Faulkner

The Spanish Tragedy

Thomas Kyd

The Stranger

Albert Camus

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams

Sula

Toni Morrison

The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway

The Swimmer

John Cheever

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

The Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe

The Tempest

William Shakespeare

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston

Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Three Sisters

Anton Chekhov

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

The Tin Drum

Günther Grass

To the Lighthouse

Virginia Woolf

Tom Jones

Henry Fielding

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Trial

Franz Kafka

The Turn of the Screw

Henry James

Ulysses

James Joyce

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett

Walden

Henry David Thoreau

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

Watchmen

Alan Moore

White Fang

Jack London

White Noise

Don DeLillo

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

Wicked

Gregory Maguire

Wide Sargasso Sea

Jean Rhys

Winnie-the-Pooh

A.A. Milne

Wiseguy

Nicholas Pileggi

The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston

World War Z

Max Brooks

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Young Goodman Brown

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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